The United States Leadership Tour is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the biggest players in foreign affairs and compete in the world’s largest, oldest, most prestigious Model United Nations conference: the Harvard National Model UN.

In January/February 2018, fourteen talented New Zealand tertiary students will be selected by UN Youth New Zealand as young ambassadors for their universities and country. They will form an international delegation and embark on an educational tour of the United States, visiting five incredible cities over four unforgettable weeks. You could be joining them!

The delegation will be staffed by two Co-Directors, Victoria Brownlee and Penelope Jones. They are responsible for the planning and execution of every aspect of the tour and pastoral care of the delegation while travelling.


The tour includes a three-day planning weekend before the trip. This will be a residential event, taking place on a weekend in late November or early December 2017. The planning weekend is compulsory for all participants to attend in its entirety. It will be used to organise trip logistics, training and educational workshops as well as for delegation bonding.